Disney Puts Mamet’s Anne Frank Into Turnaround

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The Wrap reports that Walt Disney Pictures has put David Mamet’s The Diary of Anne Frank into turnaround because it is “too dark.” Here are several excerpts from the article:

But when adapted by provocateur playwright and filmmaker David Mamet as a pro-Israel exploration of anti-Semitism movie set in contemporary times – the project became less likely to be made by the Walt Disney Company…

…the screenplay is not a retelling of the famous Holocaust drama taken from the diaries of Frank, but about a contemporary Jewish girl who goes to Israel and learns about the traumas of suicide bombing.

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